Juicy, two-bite tomatoes with notes of a papaya-esque, tropical, fruity flavor. The brilliant, tangerine skins are embellished by prominent green striping that fades and almost disappears as the plants ripen. High yielding with excellent disease resistance
An HEIRLOOM with plentiful clusters of juicy, beautiful, dusky, black and deep-red tomatoes that fully merits a place in your garden and on the dinner table. Flavor is complex, full, rich and sweet.
A favorite snacker in my garden. Blush is an extremely prolific yielder of elongated, oblong cherry-type tomatoes with a bright yellow bicolor, red stripes, blossom-end marbling and a pearl-like iridescence. They are very crack-resistant, have excellent field standing, and flavor is bright, sweet and tropical.
HEIRLOOM 1885 Indeterminate. Flavor is the main reason that this 19th century Amish heirloom tomato remains available. Large fruits range from 10-24 ounces and are borne on vigorous vines. They are flattened and irregular, a pinkish red. Many call it the best tasting tomato they have ever had.
Habit, yield and flavor won this currant tomato an All-America Selection award! While indeterminate, Candyland is neat and restrained, with exterior fruit setting on branched trusses to accelerate maturation and simplify harvest. This trouble-free plant yields ruby red, 1/4-ounce, super sweet gems, bursting with flavor all season long!
This vigorous, open-pollinated HEIRLOOM has won taste testing awards coast to coast. With the signature rich flavor and meaty texture of a classic black tomato, these will not disappoint. Fruits are a blocky round, 10- to 14-ounces, with olive shoulders that fade into a very dark, brick red.
A beloved HEIRLOOM believed to have originated with the Cherokee nation in Tennessee. This heavy-bearing legacy sets giant beefsteaks weighing about a pound and filled with intense violet-purple hues. Each tomato is a masterpiece of color and unmatched flavor that consistently ranks at the top in taste tests. A must have for tomato connoisseurs!
This vigorous and high-yielding cherry is cause for celebration — a late-blight resistant crop, bred by Johnny’s, to keep us harvesting right up until frost! Arrays of decorative calyxes are loaded with Uniform and bright crimson fruit. Firm meaty texture is balanced with a sweet and classically robust flavor.
A treasured HEIRLOOM, this fluted, old Italian favorite has been around since the early 19th century. It sets a long, generous crop of rather flattened, heavily lobed, fluted and deeply ribbed fruit. Costoluto Genovese is the secret ingredient in countless Italian family recipes and has recently gained popularity with chefs in this country. The flesh is deep red, robust, very acidic, tangy and intensely tomatoey! Not only a beautiful slicer, but a fabulous tomato for sauces, canning and juicing.
This Galactic Beauty, with mottled skin resembling a scene from deep space, is another stunning introduction by Brad Gates from Wild Boar Farms. Each tomato is a unique work of art — two to eight ounce flattened fruits with red and orange stripes, random speckles, and swaths of deep blue. Even the vines boast a purple blush. A perfect balance of tangy-sweetness!
A beloved and influential HEIRLOOM that has become parent to many best-selling varieties over the years, including Radiator Charlie’s much loved Mortgage Lifter. If you have a love affair like I do with a Brandywine, consider tantalizing your taste buds with the noteworthy flavor of these deep pink, rich and creamy, nearly crack-free fruits. More uniform, and slightly smaller than Brandywine, this regular-leafed strain is earlier and more productive than the potato-leafed strain.
An ultra early bearer that continues to reward throughout the growing season with delightfully sweet tomatoes. Glacier ushers in loads of flavorful, round, 2- to 3-inch, orangey-red fruit on compact, potato-leafed plants. It will be your first tomato of the season, and likely your last in the fall.
A selection from renowned Dutch seedsman, the late Kees Sahin, this nearly wild-type tomato yields wee little 1/4-inch gems on large, fruit-laden trusses. Fruits ripen to a deep, rich golden orange, are exceptionally sweet and pack a wallop of flavor in a tiny package! Perfect for snacking, salads, sauces and preserves.
The biggest and the best of the “white” tomatoes, these creamy, 14- to 16-ounce gems are packed with a superbly sweet almost melon-like flavor, with nuances of fresh-cut pineapple. Very juicy, low acid, few seeds, with excellent resistance to cracking. This HEIRLOOM giant will quickly become one of your favorite fresh-eating tomatoes!
Folks are always on the quest for an open-pollinated cherry that might rival the ubiquitous hybrid Sungold. With that in mind, this variety was bred here in Massachusetts — by Crabapple Farm in Chesterfield. There is a bit more variability of shape and color, with rich fruity sweetness in orange, gold and salmon-colored tones. Compared to Sungold, it is equally prolific, yet less acidic and less prone to cracking. Other growers also report that Honey Drop is more disease resistant and does not succumb to Early and Late Blight when other varieties do. We are excited to give this open-pollinated variety a try!
As appealing to the palate and eyes as its name implies. The trusses of these delectable little cherry tomatoes bear green fruit, which then develop purple tops and crimson bottoms. Ultimately they ripen to a midnight black tone with deep, maroon-colored bottoms. These Indigo babies are not only sparkling with flavor, but brimming with the same glorious antioxidants found in the pigmentation of blueberries. A stunningly beautiful addition to your garden.
High levels of anthocyanin, a naturally occurring antioxidant found in blueberries, have made the Indigo™ series famous. Cherry Drops may be the best tasting Indigo yet! The coloration is striking — indigo shoulders, rosy undersides and a deep red flesh. Excellent sweet flavor and incredibly large yields are the hallmarks of this delightful indeterminate producer. For the best flavor and texture, harvest when the colors have deepened and the fruit is soft to the touch.
This All American Selections winner was chosen for taste, long harvest window and outstanding performance. The rich, tangy-sweet, crack-resistant fruits, borne on small trusses, hold equally well on the vine after ripening and post-harvest. Their resistance to early blight, Septoria leaf spot, and late blight will keep you picking all summer long!
This delicious HEIRLOOM from West Virginia sets massive 1- to 2-pound beautiful, sunny orange beefsteaks. The globes are rich, meaty, full-flavored, and superbly sweet. Simply unforgettable!
A Czechoslovakian family HEIRLOOM dating back to the early 1900, Marianna’s Peace is a potato-leaf variety with luscious yields of 1- to 2-pound, beefsteak-type fruit akin to Brandywine. This talk of the tomato world has found its way to Top 10 favorite tomato lists of gourmands worldwide for its rich, well-balanced, sublime and complex flavor reminiscent of the greatest “old-fashioned” tomatoes.
A legendary HEIRLOOM courtesy of “Radiator Charlie’s” crossbreeding efforts. These huge beefsteaks average 2 1/2 pounds, but can weigh in at up to 4 pounds. Size aside, with their sweet, rich flavor they are consistently a standout in taste tests.
Heirloom quality meets modern-day disease resistance in this supersweet, Campari-type tomato. These “vine-ripened” tomatoes proffer clusters of 2-ounce, crack-resistant exquisite tasting fruit over the long harvest, with great ability to withstand both late and early blight.
Did you ever think the best tomato sauce would come from an orange tomato? The proof is in the eating, and this HEIRLOOM has been the perennial winner of many annual paste taste-offs! With a sprightly sweet flavor, reminiscent of Sun Gold, yet an unparalleled depth and diversity of tones, Orange Bananas make a knock-out sauce on their own, or add a vivid fruity complexity to any mixed variety sauce. Though don’t feel you must relegate these sun-drenched gems to your sauces, as they are equally delightful right off the vine!
A compact, determinate, AAS winner developed specifically for small spaces, container gardens and hanging baskets. A canopy of ½-ounce, bright yellow, juicy, and mild cherry tomatoes sits atop this ultra-compact, cascading, disease resistant beauty. Grab your favorite 10- to 12-inch pot and just wait for the reward!
This huge, bicolor, beefsteak type is a real looker. The beautiful streaked red and yellow exterior yields an interior kaleidoscope swirl of red, pink, orange and yellow. A colorful addition to salads and sandwiches with a flavor that is robust, sweet and somewhat fruity with a hint of citrus. Fruits are up to 2 pounds each, very meaty and with few seeds. A high-yielding slicer to cherish!
The vivid, rosy-blushed fruit of Pink Berkeley Tie Dye has an iridescent green skin with sunny yellow streaks and an interior that’s a fascinating array of green with trails of red and yellow. The compact plants produce beautiful 8 – 12 ounce fruit with a very sweet, rich, complex, dark tomato flavor akin to the finest heirlooms. If you are a fan of Cherokee Purple, this one is a must! In a farmers market taste off, ten out of ten people preferred this tomato to Cherokee Purple.
A true yellow beefsteak that starts off with green stripes and fully ripens to a radiating golden beauty, like sunshine on a vine. Fruits of Pork Chop are 8 to 12 ounces, slightly flattened, sweet, with a hint of citrus and oodles of flavor.
This Swiss émigré, often called the “Brandywine of Europe,” is a beloved HEIRLOOM topping a host of taste tests. While only medium-sized, it delivers the robust flavor of the larger types. The dark rose-pink hue embodies a sweet, meaty flesh wonderfully balanced by a bit of zing.
Developed by John Swenson of Seed Savers Exchange, this elongated roma tomato is a cross between ‘Antique Roman’ and ‘Banana Legs.’ Fruit average 6-8 ounces, with bright red skin and golden streaks, a meaty flesh and few seeds. It not only looks extraordinary, it’s a first-rate performer in the garden and in the kitchen. A profoundly flavorful paste and sauce tomato!
A great, potato leaf variety from Czechoslovakia boasting extreme earliness, cold-tolerance, superior flavor and high yields. Expect buckets of beautiful red, small to medium sized fruits over a very long season!
“Without these little babies, there’s no summer.” A perfect combination of deep sweetness with a hint of acid tartness. Small fruits, borne in prolific clusters, ripen very early to a rich apricot color and keep producing till frost. A must for garden snacks with a taste that can’t be beat.
This widely adapted, reliable cherry with outstanding yields, is resistant to fusarium wilt and verticillium wilt. Tall indeterminate vines churn out long pendulous clusters of deliciously sweet, bite-sized fruits. Stake it well, give it plenty of room, then enjoy a bumper crop of these juicy, Vitamin C laden little cherries until frost.
English HEIRLOOM Indeterminate. Unique fruits noted for their stripes. When immature they are a light green with dark green stripes. When mature the stripes alternate between red and a yellow orange. Two inch fruit have a very tangy flavor, Yields are very heavy, and quite early.
This old-time favorite, indeterminate HEIRLOOM churns out a seemingly endless supply of very sweet, cheerful, 1½” yellow, pear-shaped fruit borne in clusters. Give this dependable fruiter some tall support or place to ramble, and you will not be disappointed.